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Travelling to/from KMIAirport.

Unread postby Oumie » Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:05 pm

Can anybody tell me where airport is the situated :?:
We are flying into Nelspruit Airport on the 25th of August. At the airport we are also collecting a hired car. We have no clue where the airport is :(
We drive through Nelspruit when we go on our long holiday but never seen a sign that says airport. Is it far out of town :?:
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Jul 30, 2005 8:30 pm

Look here Oumie.

Between Nelspruit & White River.
Distance to: Phabeni Gate - 76 km; Malelane Gate - 63 km; Kruger Gate - 82 km; Numbi Gate - 40 km.
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Unread postby Katja » Sun Jul 31, 2005 11:40 am

Here's a more detailed map of the area:

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Unread postby fevertree » Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:00 am

Sorry, only saw this thread now, but I assume your question has been answered.
The Kruger Mpumalanga Airport is truly a beautiful airport with thatched buildings, a real African Airport.
It is about 20km from Nelspruit and 5 Km from the N4 highway to Malelane.
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Travel time

Unread postby yetibuddha » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:46 am

Does anyone have a good handle on the travel time from KMI Airport to the Phabeni gate? I am scheduled to arrive on a 3 pm flight, and am staying in Skukuza and want to make sure I can get there before 5:30 PM.

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Unread postby Elsa » Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:02 am

Hi Steve and welcome to the forum.
The distance from the airport to Kruger Gate is around 84 kms and then it is 12 kms to Skukuza.
So assuming your flight lands on time and you can pick up your hire car, say by 3.30pm you still have 2 hours.
I would suggest if you are not familiar with the area you ask your hire company for a quick run through of the route, altho I did see lately that they have put additional signage to KNP.
But it is going to be a bit tight but not impossible, all going well. :wink:
I hope you have a great trip.
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Flying with SA Airlink

Unread postby carmencheetah » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:05 pm

:? I´m a little nervous flying in such a small aircraft - I´m used to the big jumbo jets! I am not a turbulence fan and wondering if anyone can share their experiences. Kruger 13-20 December

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Unread postby DinkyBird » Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:20 pm

Hi carmencheetah - asked my brother as he is a pilot and he says:

You'll fly in either a Dash 8 or a JetStream - both very safe little planes (possibly safer than a Jumbo Jet :wink: ) so if you do hit turbulance just keep that in mind.

And being a brother he had another chirp when I asked him how to reply to your post (and please this is meant tongue in cheek ;))

He said I must tell you - you are going to die, but not in that plane on that day. Must be pilot talk :D
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Unread postby fannymays » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:27 pm

I used to fly down to Pietermaritzburg every 2 weeks on business in a Jetstream 41.
It's a 29 seater (the one I used to fly in) and I looked forward to every flight.
I did this for 2 years, every other week.
it is a very smooth flight, just a little small in the cabin.
The plane it powered by turbo prop engines, so it has huge power, reliability and smoothness.
Sit back enjoy the flight.
The take off is awesome, to hear those props and engines scream as it revs up is like no other sound.
I guarantee you will enjoy every minute of the flight, as much as I used to.

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Unread postby Elsa » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:01 pm

Carmencheetah, if I fly on those aircraft, then you have no need to worry, as I am one of the very nervous passengers who tend to amuse the whole aircraft with my spontaneous remarks whenever we hit the tiniest bump, never mind take offs and landings. :roll:
But I always see it as a means to an end, getting to Kruger and I will put up with almost anything under those conditions. :D
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Unread postby carmencheetah » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:50 pm

Thanks sooo much everyone !

fannymays great info and wow what pictures! You make the flight sound soo easy and one thing for sure I will not enjoy every minute as you do - but I will try :hmz:

Elsa thanks for your comfort and you are soooo right - Kruger is my aim and I will do almost anything for that!

Simonb6 wow you wrote the manual - well maybe you are the one to tell me I will live to tell the tale lol.

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Unread postby gwendolen » Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:03 pm

Hi LS,

Here's some info:
There are daily flights from Johannesburg to Phalaborwa Airport, Hoedspruit Airport and the new Kruger/Mpumalanga International Airport (KMIA) located between Nelspruit and White River.
KMIA also receives daily flights from Durban and Cape Town, while there is also a flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit.
The Skukuza Airfield, formerly used for daily commercial flights from Johannesburg is no longer open for commercial flights.
No aircraft may land at Skukuza or any other landing strip within the park without prior permission from the Park Director.

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Best way to Kruger from KMIA airport

Unread postby acquavi » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:14 pm

I return to Kruger next June, this time from KMIA airport and a rented car.
Somebody can inform me about the closest (in time, not distance) gate ?
Better the short distance to Numbi but with populated areas to traverse or more far Malelane with maybe higher speed ?
No preference for the roads inside the park, just be there in the quickest time!

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Unread postby Jazil » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:52 am

Hi acquavi,
You definately DO NOT have to go through Nelspruit.
If you do go through Nelspruit you are definitely going well out of your way.
If you opt to go through Numbi Gate, then turn right out of KMIA and follow the signs to WHITERIVER, you will make a few turns this way and that but it is sign posted and you will come in the back of Whiteriver, then just take the road to Hazyview and just outside White River the road turns off to Numbi Gate.

However I would opt for Malelane Gate, the road is much nicer and although might be further it would be my option.
Then you would turn left out of KMIA and just keep going till you hit a T Junction and you are on the N4 to Malelane.

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Re: Connection Flights - Travel time etc

Unread postby Elsa » Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:34 pm

iLoveMeerkats! wrote:Somewhere I read that there is now a good market in Malelane so I am thinking (hoping) we can avoid going in to Nelspruit. Can you get things like a cold box, fresh fruits and veggies, and meat there?????


There is a very good and large Spar supermarket in Malelane, which have everything you will require, we have used it before and found it perfectedly fine.

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